Sir Bob Murray CBE makes generous donation to Learning for Life

Sir Bob Murray CBE and the Murray Family have kindly presented a specialist education and care provision for adults with learning difficulties,  with a cheque for £1,000, to assist them with their “continued and much-needed community efforts”.  Sir Bob, a former chairman of Sunderland AFC, also personally wished Learning for Life “all the best in your good work”.

Marie Matthewson, Principal and Head of Services at Learning for Life, stated, “We are so grateful for this generous cheque from Sir Bob and his family.  This donation will be used for much needed equipment and resources for our most profoundly disabled young people, many of which have been shielding during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some of the money from this donation will also be used to have a big celebration when all of our learners return!”

Sir Bob Murray’s generous donation came ‘hot-on-the-heels’ of a handwritten card from Mrs Sue Snowdon, Her Majesty the Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant for County Durham.  Mrs Snowdon in her handwritten card, bearing the Royal Crest, wrote to Learning to Life to say, “Thank you most sincerely for the service you are providing during the current COVID-19 crisis”.

Marie Matthewson said, “Learning for Life, is truly unique and it’s­ wonderful to see how the difference we are making to the lives of our learners is being officially recognised and applauded by such key members of our society and our country.  It is a true recognition of the good work and positive impact that is being carried out by our directors, partners, managers, staff, parents and carers.  Thank you for all your hard work!”

Anyone interested in making a donation or thinking of doing some fundraising for Learning for Life, please ring: 01207 509936.